Nationalparker, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. It's very hard to lose your parents, the ones who took care of you throughout your childhood and loved you unconditionally.
When my mother passed away we had the problem that her rental unit had to be emptied in just a few days or pay another months rent. Being a daughter, I was aware of the few items that meant the most to me and allowed my brother to take most everything else. There were several things that had been in the family for years and years, but I felt that my brother deserved to have something too. Unfortunately, when he split up with his wife he threw everything away! Did not even consider asking me if I wanted it, and even gave some things to a woman he was dating. I was very bitter about that. These items which could be passed down as family heirlooms are now gone forever by his selfishness.
I hope your division of property goes better than mine did.
2015 will be the year of change!
I want to look like my avatar!